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Assistant Cook
Title:Assistant Cook
Status:Full Time
FSL Location:Peoria CAP Senior Center (83rd Ave/Jefferson)

Provides direct assistance to the kitchen and nutrition staff for congregate and home-delivered meal services.



  • Assists the senior center meal program attain contractual objectives and goals.
  • Complies with Foundation for Senior Living policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists the cook with preparation and serving of congregate and home-delivered meals, ensuring standards of portions, temperatures and sanitation are maintained.
  • Assists the cook with ordering food and supplies, and ensures proper storage of items to maintain quality, sanitation and accessibility for use.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and tools used for preparation and serving, with special emphasis on sanitation requirements and cleanliness.
  • Assists with kitchen clean-up in order to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of kitchen and volunteers.
  • Assists with special programs conducted by the staff or volunteer organizations.
  • Assist with delivery, to include driving, of home-delivered meals.
  • Other duties as needed.



        Minimum Required:

  • Basic knowledge of handling, preparation and cooking of food items in quantities necessary for 100 – 150 meals.
  • Basic knowledge of nutritional requirements for seniors.
  • Basic knowledge of sanitation requirements, standards and procedures.
  • Ability to read and follow approved recipes and menus.
  • Must have valid AZ driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must be able to perform work that requires reaching, stooping, bending and lifting.
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on regular basis.
  • Must not have any restrictions for physical work for which reasonable accommodation cannot be made.



  • Basic knowledge of nutritional menu development and preparation.





Minimum Required:

  • One year of experience in a paid or volunteer position, working with preparation and serving of large quantities of food.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • College-level courses in nutrition or related field.
  • Food handlers’ certification.

The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.  DFWP. FSL believes that diversity leads to strength.
Proud to be a Mature Worker Friendly Certified Employer through the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging                                                                          
***Military Personnel Encouraged to Apply.***

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